The Heavenly Sword and Dragon Saber 2018

Yes, someone finally went through with this one although there were rumors of a certain someone doing it for years. I was glad it wasn’t going to be that person. Anyhow, I got curious, of course, so I looked it up after seeing some stills floating around on Weibo. It seemed a tad more promising. The director of this production is Jeffrey Chiang, the same director for the recent Legend of the Condor Heroes. This is supposedly 50 episodes, but not confirmed.

They just started filming recently after the blessing ceremony so only some of the stills were released. If you want to stalk them, go here.

Anyway, Joseph Zeng (曾舜晞) will be portraying the main lead, Zhang Wu Ji (張無忌).

Yukee Chen (陈钰琪) will be Zhao Min (趙敏).

Bambi Chu (祝绪丹) is Zhou Zhi Ruo (周芷若).

Kabby Hui (許雅婷) as Xiao Zhao (小昭).

Cao Xi Yue (曹曦月) is Yin Li (殷離) aka Zhu Er (蛛兒).

Sun An Ke (孙安可) will be Yang Bu Hui (楊不悔).

Zhang Wu Ji’s father, Zhang Cui San (張翠山), will be portrayed by Ethan Li (李东学).

Zhang Wu Ji’s mother, Yin Su Su (殷素素) will be portrayed by Maggie Chen (陈欣予).

He Zi (黑子), seemed recently in numerous new Jin Yong adaptations, will be portraying Xie Xun (謝遜) aka The Golden Haired Lion King (金毛獅王) aka Zhang Wu Ji’s godfather. His hair looks super orange here, lol.

Yang Ming Na (杨明娜) will be portraying Xiao Zhao’s mother, Dai Qi Si (黛綺絲) aka Purple Dress Dragon King (紫衫龍王) aka Golden Flower Granny (金花婆婆).

Lin Yu Shen (林雨申) will be portraying Yang Bu Hui’s father, Yang Xiao (楊逍), supposedly known to be one of the two most handsome gentlemen of the Ming Cult.

The other most handsome gentleman of the Ming Cult is Fan Yao (范遙), portrayed by Zong Feng Yan (宗峰岩). He had to disfigure himself to go undercover in the Mongolian forces so the picture above reflected that part of the plot.

Louis Fan (樊少皇) will be portraying Xie Xun’s master, Cheng Kun (成昆) aka Yuan Zhen (圓真). Omg, he looks too goofy these days to take on such a role. (Fun fact: Ken Chang was Zhang Cui San in the previous version of HSDS. The reason I mentioned that was because Ken and Louis had become good friends after working in Chu Liu Xiang together, and even went on to collaborate in several more projects together.)

Wang Bao Bao (王保保), Zhao Min’s brother, will be portrayed by Ewen Sun (孙亦凡).

The guy who was really obsessed with Zhu Zhi Ruo, Song Qing Shu (宋青書) aka Song Yuan Qiao (宋遠橋)’s son, will be portrayed by Zhao Chao Ren (张超人).

Guess what? Kathy Chow will be in here as Abbess Mie Jue (滅絕師太), Zhu Zhi Ruo’s master. What’s soooo special about it? She portrayed Zhou Zhi Ruo in Steve Ma’s version of HSDS ages ago.

And last but not least, the awesome Zhang San Feng (張三丰) portrayed by Wang De Shun (王德顺).

I’ll stop here until people update with new stills. But I’m willing to see what else. Hey, I’m curious.

*All images were collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owners.

Ken Chang’s New Project: Can’t Tell Anyone

Yes, that’s the title! Stop laughing! Not sure if the title’s going to change later or not. But they finally could start filming. Congrats! And the director is Zhang Rong Hua.

The cast includes familiar faces from his past two self-produced dramas. (One of which couldn’t even see the light of day yet.)

If there are other new updates, I’ll definitely post up. Just excited that he’s working on another movie.

*All images credits go to Ken Chang Official Weibo and Ken Studio Official Weibo.

Yuan Yue Wan Dao: Still Waiting For Airing Dates

While waiting for this to air, I thought I go back to sharing more images. ‘Cause seriously, when in the world is it airing? I swear, if I was more active in translating the novel, I would have been done with it already.

Not sure what’s going on with that scene, but another random image.

Oh, they have a kid!

*All images were collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owners.

Yuan Yue Wan Dao: 2012 Adaptation

I was doing my typical browsing on Weibo the other day. Well, I rarely browse there anymore since it could get oh-so-addicting and time-consuming. But glad I went back in time to discover this new adaptation. To be honest, I didn’t even read the novel SO I won’t even make any comparison with previous versions. Yet I’m just excited that Ken Chang and some of the cast have a new project. It’s also an ancient one and from the same team who made the recent version of Chu Liu Xiang. But I just hope they improve on the martial arts parts. I meant I was fine with some people’s fighting, especially Louis Fan. But the overly used CGI and other blinding effects made it quite annoying. I liked the qing gong parts, NOT the actual fighting parts. Moving on, there are some of the similar cast from Chu Liu Xiang, but they had somewhat improved on the attires for this one or something. Well, again, I liked some of the costumes from Chu Liu Xiang, but others I thought was too exaggerated, especially some of the combination of colors for the female population. So this might even be more promising. Anyway, looking at some of Ken’s costumes for this series.

The typical Chu Liu Xiang pose, lol.

OMG, something hasn’t changed, he’s still surrounded by the beauties, lol.

He looks so fierce in this one. Probably the Ding Peng attitude?

Taking a stroll in the garden, nice?

This one is actually the same one from the press conference, but posting it again for a closer look.

Then there’s this one, somewhat similar with the above, but different design and shade.

Ding Peng and Qing Qing! They’re so cute already! Can’t wait to see more scenes of them. (The actress is Yang Xue.)

Another one.

One more.

Okay, this is the last one, really. (The above picture they were just being silly behind the scenes, lol. Was waiting for the preparation of the next scene or something? LOL…)

Anyway, I have an urge to go read and translate the story to English at the same time. Nice or what? YET no promises. But if it gets translated, etc, there will be a link.

*All images were collected around the net hence belonging to their rightful owners.